Visiting

Business hours

Office hours are usually from 8.00am to 12.00 noon and 2.00pm to 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday with a lunch time siesta in between.

Bank hours vary, but are generally open from 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Government offices are open from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Public holidays

January 1 – New Year's Day
January 7 – Victory Day
Meak Bochea Day
March 8 – International Women's Day
April 13 – Traditional Khmer New Year
May 1 – International Labour Day
Visak Bochea Day
May 13-16 –King Sihamoni’s Birthday
June 18 – Former Queen’s Birthday
Former King Sihanouk’s Birthday
Constitution Day
Coronation Day
November 9 – Independence Day
December 10 – International Human Rights Day

Climate

Cambodia has a tropical monsoonal climate, with distinct wet and dry seasons. The wet season usually begins in April/May and lasts until late October, bringing strong winds, high humidity and heavy rains. During this time, almost all of the annual rainfall occurs, mostly in the form of afternoon or evening thunderstorms.

In the dry season from November to March/April, there are generally cloudless days, morning fogs and smoke haze. Relative humidity exceeds 80 per cent in the wet season and rarely drops below 70 per cent in the dry season.

In Phnom Penh, temperatures are high throughout the year, ranging from average maximums in the high 20s during the coolest month of January, to about 34°C during April/May (the hottest months) though temperatures can approach 38°C on occasions. During the wet season, electrical storms can flood the streets of the city within minutes. This during the cooler season from November to February.

For weather details in Cambodia, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.

Currency

Oanda currency converter

The official currency is the Cambodian riel, with notes being in 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000 and 10 000 riel denominations. Trade is generally carried out in US dollars (preferred) or Thai baht near the Cambodia/Thai border.

Time zones and time differences

Cambodia is three hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

To find out the current time in Phnom Penh, visit the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Cambodia's country code is +855.

For calls to Cambodia from Australia dial: 00 + 855 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Cambodia to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

For further information (e.g. area codes) please visit the White Pages - international dialling codes.

Electricity and water

Cambodia's power supply is 230 volts, 50Hz. The twin round-pin plugs are the most common.